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Best Product for Your Lace Wig


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If you are experiencing any tangling or matting here is a great product to use on your Remy hair and wigs.
I recommended it to one of my customers who had been using everything and she said of all the other products she has ever used this one works the best.
The product is called Cowboy Magic. It’s used on horses to keep their coat looking good but is also safe for human use. It will free your hair of any tangles and gives the hair a soft shine. The formula is non greasy or oily.
The client is currently using the Detangler but you can also buy the conditioner and shampoo and an array of other products. You can purchase the product at Amazon.com or direct from www.cowboymagic.com Amazon has reviews on the products.
Wigs tangle and matte for different reasons. Color and style have the most influence. Lighter colors tend to matte and tangle more as well as well kinkier textures.  Virgin hair wigs hold up the best when it comes to avoiding tangling and matting. Unprocessed virgin hair will last 3x longer than standard remy wigs. Because the hair is unprocessed, free of chemicals, and cuticles aligned it sheds, tangles and matte little to none.
We will be adding more virgin styles in the next few weeks.
To see our virgin hair wigs click here.
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Top 10 Lace Wig Tips


1.) When applying your lace wig dont apply it to far down on your forehead. It will look unnatural. Align with your natural hairline or behind your natural hairline.

2.) If using glue please allow the glue to become tacky or stickey before applying the wig. This will allow the wig to hold better and longer.

3.) If using tape or glue and tape together, apply the tape to the wig instead of your hairline. This will help the wig stick better in the back as well as make it easier to apply the wig.

4.) Always clean your hairline before applying the wig. You want to remove dirt makeup sweat and oil so the wig will stick better.

5.) Use the baby hair to help create a more natural look. Sometimes the baby hair is really long like bangs so you may want to use a razor comb and thin out the baby hair to make it shorter so its more natural looking. About 1-2 inches is a good length.

6.) Stretch the lifespan of your lace wig by adding extra densitywhen ordering. When adding extra density always get it added to the back and middle of the wig. Keep the front of the wig natural looking not to bulky.

7.) If you can afford to buy virgin hair please do. Standard remy is ok but Virgin is the best. When you’re spending hundreds of dollars on a wig you want something thats going to last and save you money in the long run. Virgin has has little to no tangling shedding or matting.

8.) Clipless curling irons, flexi rods, and rollersets are the best way to curl lace wigs for long lasting curls.

9.) Air drying your lace wig or any remy or virgin hair is the best option for longevity and manageability.

10.) Always keep your remy/virgin hair moisturized with a light oil or mist.

Full Lace Wig Application Tip


For a more secure hold,  apply supertape to the perimeter of your wig before applying it. Applying the tape to the wig instead of your hairline will result in a longer stronger hold.  Using glue and tape together is recommended. Apply the glue to your hairline and apply the tape to the wig.  Should remain bonded for 2 weeks or more. After attaching the wig, apply low heat using a handheld blow dryer to the perimeter of your head where the wig is applied to help set the bond.

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Add Combs to your lace wig


add combs to the front sides and/or back of your lace wig!. I love it!!  You can still wear the hair up in a high ponytail as well. Call and request combs to be added to your wig. We will update this on the website asap!! Add combs and adjustable straps to make your wig completely glueless!

Maintaining Curls & Waves


Tips and Tricks for Curly, Deep Wave and Wavy Styles

Below, a moisturizer tip for Full lace wigs with a Curly, Deep Wave, Wavy Style.
Wash and rinse your full lace wig gently but thoroughly, then spray until saturation, with a,1/4 Dove Moisturizing Conditioner, 1/4 of Glycerin and 2/4 plain water mixture*. Using a loop brush, brush it into shape. Cover your full lace wig with a hair net, and let it dry on top of a wig head. Once dry and you begin to wear it, you spray lightly with above mixture every 2-3 days or as needed. This will restore the initial shape, bounce and shine of the curls and/or the waves.

*1/3 of Sunsilk Captivating Curls Lotion, 1/3 of glycerin and1/3 of plain water mixture.

 

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Tips for Using Liquid Adhesives


Below, a list of helpful tips to help you achieve the strongest and most secure bond possible.

When applying the liquid adhesive, only use thin, even coats.
If you’re using a brush, paint in both directions – horizontal and vertical.
If more adhesive is desired use thin multiple coats, but make sure the previous coat is dry before applying the next coat.
Never try to apply liquid bond directly to a lace system. Instead, apply it on your scalp and place the unit on your head.
Always clean and prepare your scalp properly before attaching your full lace wig..

After showering or working out, the bond might seem like it is weakening, which is expected, then even if your hair system is still attached securely, the bond may have softened a bit, due to extra heat and moisture.
Do not touch the unit then, because as your body cools, the bond will harden again.

Airborne dust will attach itself to the toupee adhesive in the front edge of lace units and may become visible over time. Immediately after a shower is the easiest time to clean this area because the hairpiece adhesive is pliable. Spray a liberal amount of Adjust-a-Bond on the tip of a double folded tissue. Hold your hair back with one hand and wipe the edge of the lace using the saturated tissue with the other hand.
This trick will help keep your lace front edge invisible at all times.

Removing Product Build Up


Baking Soda Bath (used to remove styling and conditioning product build up)
You do a BS bath the same way you do a BA bath, with the exception of this:
Fill a large 3qt container with hot water. Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cups of baking soda into the water and mix until completely dissolved.
After brushing out the unit, place it into the mixture making sure it is completely submerged.
allow the unit to soak over night or a minimum of 4 hours. (The hair will begin to float to the top of the mixture.) Remove it and rinse with warm water.
Wash with a clarifying shampoo thoroughly. Deep condition , rinse and allow to dry.
Style as usual.
**It is also extremely important to rinse out the baking soda solution prior to shampooing because if you leave it in and the hair dries, it will feel “chalky” and stiff, but this is only because you didn’t rinse the unit thoroughly. Once you have done the baking soda bath, then use a clarifying shampoo and do a deep conditioning and the hair should be soft and silky. Keep in mind, too, that if you don’t thoroughly rinse out shampoo, the hair will stiffen up when it’s dried**
 
BLEACH TIP TO DETANGLE YOUR UNIT
1. Mix one gallon of very hot water (hottest available from the tap) with 1/4 cup of Clorox bleach. (Do not use old Clorox or a generic brand, it won’t work)
2. Totally submerge the human hair unit into the water for approximately 2 or 3 minutes. Do not leave longer than 3 minutes Small bubbles will normally appear durrng the process. Comb or brush very gently when submerged.
3. Remove hair unit and submerge in a basin of lukewarm water that has been pre mixed with shampoo. Gently lift in and out for about 3 minutes and also brush or comb the hair very gently when submerged. Remove and blot dry
4. Mix 1/4 cup of ammonia to 3 cups of warm water. Dip hair unit in and out twice.
5. Repeat step 3
6.Apply conditioner, rinse and style.
Your wig will look brand new and be tangle free
So is the bleach method not to be used that often because it will eventually change the hair color, also you can saturate the unit with Nexxus or a good deep conditioner on the unit place in a plastic bag, nuke in the microwave for 30 seconds, and then put back in again for another 15 seconds.

Coloring Your Full Lace Virgin Wig


Will hairpiece hair take dye the same way as growing hair?
The hair in the hairpiece will take the color about three to four times faster than growing hair, but only if the unit is virgin hair. In my experience, non-virgin hair will not take to any dye, bleach or other kind of lightener.
 
Do I use the same color?
Generally, using a color that is one shade lighter will yield the perfect match for the hairpiece hair.
 
Will the results have unwanted red tones?
Most people should stay with cool ash colors if possible and you may add a few drops of a drabber such as “Red Out” to the mix. Hairpiece hair tends to shift toward the red otherwise.
 
What sort of color should I buy?
Rather than mix a pack of color and throw most of it away, use professional products. Use any brand of developer, ideally in 20% volume. Cream developer is less messy than liquid, and gel developer is less messy than cream. Use professional color from a leading brand such as Clairol, L’Oreal, Wella, Revlon etc. Normally the mix ratio is 1:1 color gel to developer gel/cream.
 
What tools do I need?
A non-metallic bowl, a nylon brush designed for hair dye application, a plastic or rubber comb, disposable gloves, and some hair dye remover in case you stain your ears and neck. Buy all at the beauty supply store.
 
Will I ruin the hairpiece? How exactly do I apply the dye safely?
Just brush the gel-like dye mixture onto your comb and then use the comb to direct the dye through the hair. Keep the dye away from the knots, the base, the lace and especially the polyurethane areas. You can also prevent the knots from beng dyed by rubbing petroleum jelly through the base from beneath before you start to dye the unit. It will coat the knots and the base of each hair and stop the dye from getting to this part
 
The dye is on. Now what?
After 10 minutes or so, rinse the dye out under the tap from the bottom of the unit. Shampoo and condition. Hairpiece hair reacts three or four times faster than growing hair to dye, because the cuticle layer is stripped away during manufacturing.
How can I be sure the dye will just go where it should and not spoil the unit?
To help you avoid staining the base or darkening the knots, just keep thinking about the money it will cost to replace the unit!

The dye is on. Now what?
After 10 minutes or so, rinse the dye out under the tap from the bottom of the unit. Shampoo and condition. Hairpiece hair reacts three or four times faster than growing hair to dye, because the cuticle layer is stripped away during manufacturing.
How can I be sure the dye will just go where it should and not spoil the unit?
To help you avoid staining the base or darkening the knots, just keep thinking about the money it will cost to replace the unit!

Can color fading be prevented?
It seems the color fading due to sunshine can be successfully prevented to a large extent. One product that seems to work very well is Redken Sunshape Sun Milk. It contains a strong SPF sunscreen, is a nice styling aid, and smells nice too. Control experiments of one unit with, and one unit without, have not been tried here, but it seems to protect the hair from any noticeable sun fading. There may be similar products from other makers.

Life Span of Your Lace Wig


Cleanliness
Keep the hair Clean. It is recommended that the hair be washed at least once every two weeks with warm or cold water. Please wash the hair right after swimming and comb the hair after spa activities and exercising etc… When dirt accumulates, including sweating, hair tangles!
 Shampoo/Conditioning
It is best to wash the hair with the unit removed, this will prevent premature slippage.
 With Unit Removed
Remove unit and place on a Styrofoam mannequin. Rinse hair in the same direction as the flow of the water. Apply shampoo/conditioner in hands, lather and pat on the hair. Use a large tooth comb or wig brush and distribute shampoo/conditioner on the hair. Rinse the hair in the same direction of the water.. NEVER RUB THE HAIR TOGETHER this will cause tangles and matting. Allow the hair to dry and style as usual.
 With Unit On
Dilute shampoo with water (50/50) into a spray bottle. Spray shampoo onto scalp. Press and slide shampoo into the Full Lace Wig from the root to the ends with a large tooth comb or wig brush; press with palms and squeeze the shampoo through the ends. For best results use moisturizing shampoo. NEVER RUB or RUFFLE the hair or tangling will result. Lean backward with the hair flowing in the direction of the shower water and rinse with lukewarm (not hot) water. Use a deep penetrating moisture and conditioner. Leave on for 3-5 minutes. Avoid using conditioners near attachment site as adhesive may detach prematurely. Or use a dry shampoo.
 Detangling
Make sure you comb the hair after each wash and daily. When detangling the hair, please start from the ends and work up little by little to the scalp. Hold the base with the other hand to keep it from shedding or causing root tension. We recommend a large tooth comb or wig brush. Avoid using shine products on the root area as it may prematurely detach your Hair Grafting
Sleeping
Make a couple of big braids in your hair when going to sleep, swimming or exercising. You MUST untangle your hair prior to braiding. NEVER sleep on wet hair, your hair must be completely dry before going to sleep as sleeping on wet Full Lace Wigs WILL cause hair to be very matted. Or wear up in a very high pony tail which works for most curly or wavy units.
 Chlorine and Salt Water
Chlorine and salt water have been known to damage hair used in Full Lace Wigs. Please understand that chlorinated pools, Jacuzzis, saunas and ocean water can cause irreparable damage to the hair that you have purchased and/or wearing and that a Full Lace Wig Specialist can not be held responsible if you decide to ignore such warnings. Also you have been advised not to expose your my Full Lace Wig excessively to chlorinated and/or salt waters and do so at your own risk.
 Chemical Usage
It would be advisable NOT to chemically treat this hair yourself. Chemically treating the Full Lace Wig hair yourself may cause irreparable damage to your own and your Full Lace Wig.

Shedding

Some hair will shed out of some Full Lace Wigs easier than others. Curly and longer hair will commonly shed hair more rapidly than a short Lace Front Wig. Shedding of hair is considered very normal.
Slippage
During the life of your Full Lace Wig hairstyle, your Full Lace Wig may slip. To help avoid this, constantly apply firm pressure on the attachment site, especially after showering. This will help the attachment stay firmly attached to the scalp area. In the event of your Full Lace Wig slipping or lifting, you can successfully re attach using a small amount of “Retouch Adhesive”, wait 4 minutes for it to cure, and then press firmly.
 
Wavy Hair/Curly Hair
For wavy or curly hair, we recommend you wet the hair every morning with water and Protein Leave-in Detangler.

Dry Ends
To keep hair from dryness, please apply olive oil two to three times weekly prior to shampooing. Olive oil left on the hair overnight on the ends only is very effective. Remember Lace Front Wig hair does not have the benefit of your own natural scalp oils, so olive oil will help to replace those necessary oils in the hair shaft.

All of the Following Can Cause Premature and Excessive Hair Loss:

Excessive Combing or Brushing
This will ultimately break off hair and cause premature thinning of the hair replacement.

Unattended Matting And Tangling
Left uncorrected, excessive matting and tangling that is then removed forcefully will tighten the matted hair and tear out the hair.

 
Friction
From pillows or overly aggressive shampooing will break off the hair and thin and tear out the hair.
 
Over-Perming/Incorrect Perming
This will damage the integrity of the hair, especially in lighter colored hair replacements, and will lead to accelerated hair breakage and thinning.

Conditioners Remaining In The Root Area
This is probably the single largest factor creating major, ongoing, irreversible hair loss. Conditioners that are allowed to be absorbed onto the base and gather around the root system will ultimately prevent the root system from pivoting 360 degrees allowing for hair loss in your hair replacement. Conditioners must be rinsed out completely to avoid the breakage of the root system. Read your care instructions carefully to learn the proper application and removal for conditioning
 
If tangling from excessive friction occurs, comb it out immediately and gently with our rotating tooth comb, using a small amount of our Detangler or conditioner. Try using a silk or satin pillow case to avoid the friction of cotton pillowcases. If you must go swimming in chlorinated water, immediately rinse your hair when leaving the pool, then gently shampoo and condition with recommended products. For coloring and perming, try using “Semi Permanent” colors that use little or no peroxide. Always use perms designed for processed hair and to always air oxidize. Avoid using too much conditioner, apply it onto your palms and fingertips first, then apply it to your hair keeping the conditioner away form the root and base area of your hair, and then rinse the conditioner thoroughly.

Natural Looking Parts- Optional


The only supplies you will need is transparent bandage tape, foundation powder brush, and powder foundation.. Here are the steps:

 
Optional) Apply your wig cap
1.Dip your powder brush into your shade of foundation. (You can also use your finger, or q-tips). I found that using the foundation powder brush was much easier, and less messy.
2. Lightly brush the back of the bandage tape (Not the sticky side).
3. Tear or cut the tape, and apply to the inside of the lf cap, where the part will be. Apply the tape about 1/4″ away from the hairline (just behind the baby hairs). Do not apply the tape directly on the edge of the lace.
4. Apply the wig , and style as usual.
You should have a fantastic looking part, that looks totally natural, that you wont have to worry about touching up until it’s time to remove your lf. The tape is not shiny, so you won’t have to worry about that